Luca Valzania

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Luca Valzania
Personal information
Full name Luca Valzania
Date of birth (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Cesena, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cremonese (on loan from Atalanta)
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2013 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Cesena 3 (0)
2015– Atalanta 2 (0)
2015–2016Cesena (loan) 17 (0)
2016–2017Cittadella (loan) 34 (1)
2017–2018Pescara (loan) 33 (5)
2019Frosinone (loan) 13 (2)
2019–Cremonese (loan) 31 (2)
National team
2017– Italy U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:44, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Luca Valzania (born 5 March 1996) is an Italian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Cremonese on loan from Atalanta.

Club career[edit]

Cesena[edit]

Valzania started his career at Cesena. On 13 May 2014 he made his professional debut for Cesena in Serie B as a substitute replacing Moro Alhassan in the 76th minute of a 1–0 home win over Empoli.[1] At the end of 2013–14 season Cesena won the Serie B play-off and it was promoted in Serie A. On 6 January 2015, Valzania made his Serie A debut in a 4–1 home defeat against Napoli, he was replaced by Massimo Volta in the 79th minute.[2]

Atalanta[edit]

On 30 June 2015, Valzania was sold to Atalanta B.C. for €6 million.[3] That transfer window Cesena also signed Moussa Koné and Federico Varano from Atalanta, for a total transfer fee of €6 million.[4]

Loan to Cesena[edit]

On 2 July 2015, Valzania was loaned back to Cesena on a season-long loan deal.[5] On 9 August, Valzania made his debut for Cesena in a 4–0 home win over Lecce in the second round of Coppa Italia, he played the entire match.[6] On 5 September he made his Serie B debut for Cesena in a 2–0 home win over Brescia, he was replaced by Luca Garritano in the 63rd minute.[7] On 19 September he played his first entire match for Cesena, a 3–1 away win over Ascoli.[8] On 1 December he played in the fourth round of Coppa Italia, a 4–1 away defeat against Torino.[9] Valzania ended his loan to Cesena with 19 appearances and 1 assist.[10]

Loan to Cittadella[edit]

On 15 July 2016, Valzania was loaned to Serie B club Cittadella on a season-long loan deal.[11] On 7 August he made his debut for Cittadella as a substitute replacing Lucas Chiaretti in the 79th minute of a 2–1 home defeat, after extra-time, against Cremonese in the second round of Coppa Italia.[12] On 27 August, Valzania made his Serie B debut for Cittadella in a 2–1 away win over Bari, he was replaced by Andrea Schenetti in the 77th minute.[13] On 1 January 2017, Valzania played his first entire match for Cittadella, a 2–0 away win over Trapani.[14] On 22 April he scored his first professional goal in the 66th minute of a 4–1 home win over Carpi.[15] Valzania ended his season-long loan to Cittadella with 35 appearances, 1 goal and 5 assists.[10]

Loan to Pescara[edit]

On 15 July 2017, Valzania left for Pescara on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy at the end of season.[16][17] On 12 August he made his debut for Pescara as a substitute replacing Christian Capone in the 59th minute of a 3–1 away win over Brescia in the third round of Coppa Italia.[18] On 3 September, Valzania made his Serie B debut for Pescara as a substitute replacing Mamadou Coulibaly in the 65th minute of a 4–2 away defeat against Perugia.[19] On 19 September he played his first entire match for Pescara, a 2–2 home draw against Virtus Entella.[20] On 2 December, Valzania scored twice in a 3–3 home draw against Ternana.[21] On 8 December he was send off with a red card in the 90th minute of a 4–2 away defeat against Cesena.[22] On 28 December, Valzania scored his third goal in the 86th minute of a 1–0 home win over Venezia.[23] Valzania ended his loan to Pescara with 34 appearances, 5 goals and 4 assists.[10]

Loan to Frosinone[edit]

On 8 January 2019, Valzania joined on loan to Frosinone until 30 June 2019.[24] On 4 February he made his debut for the club in Serie A in a 1–0 home defeat against Lazio, he was replaced by Marcello Trotta after 81 minutes.[25] On 17 March, Valzania scored his first goal for Frosinone, as a substitute, in the 70th minute of a 2–1 away defeat against Empoli.[26] Two weeks later, on 31 March he played his first entire match for the club, a 1–0 home defeat against SPAL.[27] Three days later, on 3 April, he scored his second goal in the 47th minute of a 3–2 home win over Parma.[28] Valzania ended his season-long loan to Frosinone with 13 appearances, 2 goals and 1 assist, however Frosinone was relegated in Serie B.[10]

Loan to Cremonese[edit]

On 31 August 2019, Valzania joined to Serie B side Cremonese on a season-long loan.[29] On 15 September he made his debut for the club in a 4–1 away defeat against Pisa, he played the entire match.[30] On 5 September 2020, he return on loan at Cremonese until 30 June 2021.[31]

International career[edit]

On 10 October 2017 he made his debut with Italy U21 team as a substitute replacing Alessandro Murgia in the 82nd of a 4–0 home win over Marocco U-20 in an international friendly.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 September 2020
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cesena 2013–14 Serie B 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 Serie A 2 0 1 0 3 0
Cesena (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 17 0 2 0 19 0
Cittadella (loan) 2016–17 Serie B 33 1 1 0 1[a] 0 35 1
Pescara (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 33 5 1 0 34 5
Atalanta 2018–19 Serie A 2 0 0 0 2[b] 0 4 0
Frosinone (loan) 2018–19 13 2 0 0 13 2
Cremonese (loan) 2019–20 Serie B 31 2 2 0 33 2
Career total 132 10 7 0 2 0 1 0 142 10
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in Serie B play-off.
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League qualification matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cesena vs. Empoli - 13 May 2014 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Cesena vs. Napoli - 6 January 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ A.C. Cesena S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  4. ^ Atlanta B.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2015, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  5. ^ "Valzania ceduto all'Atalanta" (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 2 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Cesena vs. Lecce - 9 August 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Cesena vs. Brescia - 5 September 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Ascoli vs. Cesena - 19 September 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Torino vs. Cesena - 1 December 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Italy - L. Valzania - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Mercato: operazioni in uscita" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 15 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Cittadella vs. Cremonese - 7 August 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Bari 1908 vs. Cittadella - 27 August 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Trapani vs. Cittadella - 1 October 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Cittadella vs. Carpi - 22 April 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Luca Valzania è un nuovo giocatore" (Press release) (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Luca Valzania al Pescara" (Press release) (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Brescia vs. Pescara - 12 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Perugia vs. Pescara - 3 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Pescara vs. Virtus Entella - 19 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Pescara vs. Ternana - 2 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Cesena vs. Pescara - 8 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Pescara vs. Venezia - 28 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  24. ^ "UFFICIALE: Frosinone, arriva Valzania a titolo temporaneo" (in Italian). Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Frosinone vs. Lazio - 4 February 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Empoli vs. Frosinone - 17 March 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Frosinone vs. SPAL - 31 March 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Frosinone vs. Parma - 3 April 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  29. ^ "LUCA VALZANIA IN GRIGIOROSSO" (Press release) (in Italian). Cremonese. 31 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Pisa vs. Cremonese - 15 September 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  31. ^ "UFFICIALE: Cremonese, ritorna Valzania in prestito dall'Atalanta".

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